Farewell to USS Barry
The Display Ship Barry is one of only three remaining Forrest Sherman class destroyers. Commissioned Sept. 7, 1956, it is the third ship to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry. The USS Barry (DD 933) supported the 1958 Marine and Army airborne unit landing in Beirut, Lebanon, and was a member of the task force in 1962 that quarantined Cuba in response to evidence that Soviet missiles had been installed on the island. Credited with destroying more than 1,000 enemy structures, Barry earned two battle stars for its service during the Vietnam conflict. In the early 1970s, the ship was homeported in Athens, Greece, as part of the Navy’s forward deployment program. Barry was decommissioned in 1982 and began its new career as a permanent public display ship in 1984. Used for training, shipboard familiarization, and as a ceremonial platform, the DS Barry is one of the most popular visitor destinations on the Washington Navy Yard.
In late 2014 the display ship was designated by the Navy to be removed as a display ship and subsequently scrapped. The departure of the ship from the Washington Navy Yard occurred on May 7, 2016 at approximately 7 a.m.
Click here for a history of the USS Barry: Display Ship Barry to Depart While Her Legacy and Name Sail Forward
For more information, click the links below for news stories about the Display Ship Barry:
- Bye Barry Washington Bids Farewell to an Old Destroyer
- Museum Ship at Navy Yard Leaving the Nation's Capital
- Display Ship Barry Prepped for Towing Dismantling
- Barry Departure Gallery
- DS Barry's Farewell
- SUPSALV Supports Removal of Display Ship Barry
- Navy sets date for decommissioned ship USS Barry's departure
- Display Ship Barry's departure from WNY - What to know
- Display Ship Barry's history kept alive through museums, sister ships
- Navy bids farewell to Display Ship Barry
- Tales from the Barry
- Bidding farewell to the Barry (EXTERNAL LINK)
- Washington Navy Yard says goodbye to Display Ship Barry
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